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10/31/11 9:09 A

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I felt like I should have lost weight these past couple of weeks because I was exercising. So when I read this I realized 2 things: I'm not entitled to losing anything because I answered yes to all the questions I should've answered no to and vice versa. The second thing that I realized is that I lost this book for weeks so that I'd realize RIGHT THIS SECOND, when I needed it most, that I should be thankful for my tummy. Maybe I just have a bigger womb or something for the children that I'll hopefully have one day (I've always wanted to be a mommy!)

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10/30/11 3:29 P

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emoticon I love that extra question! "Did I feel the need to justify any food choice?"
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10/30/11 10:14 A

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Greetings,

Looking back over the past week I would have to give myself about a 75% success rating. Not a bad rating for a rookie…lol…but definitely room for improvement. I am definitely going to be implementing these on my weigh in days. This is an awesome way to gauge success! I will be adding one question though…“Did I feel the need to justify any food choice during the week?”

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10/19/11 11:51 A

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I do like this set of Questions:
*Did I overeat this week on any day?
*Did I move more and exercise regularly?
*Do I feel lighter that I did at this time last week?
*Did I eat in secret or out of anger or frustration?
*Did I feel that, at any time, I ran to food instead of God?
*Before I hopped on the scale, did I think I'd had a successful,God-pleasing week?

emoticon More 'Yes' than 'No' makes for a good week!

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10/17/11 12:43 P

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"Suddenly, her old pattern of comfort seemed appealing again. Plus, being at her goal weight and still having to watch what she ate without the reward of watching the scale numbers go down wasn't as fun." - I think this is a huge and important point. Without a LASTING motivation we can not stay on this journey for a life time. We MUST find a reason to start, succeed and continue even after all the physical rewards are gone.

"But, if I allowed my brain to park in a place of dissatisfaction about any part of my body, it would give Satan just enough room to move in with his lie that strips me of motivation" - Dieting has always felt like such an extreme sacrifice for me. And it has always been a struggle to give up something that means so much and holds such a high ranking position in my heart. The devil has repeatedly used this reasoning to get me to give up and I fall for it mostly because i had placed myself half way there already with my thoughts. The devil didn't have to take me far, I had done half (or more than half) of the work for him by dwelling on thoughts of the depravity of food instead of on the abundant blessings God has given me.

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1. My hips, which, I've discovered, is also the reverse side of my butt. I have always had large, wide hips and as a result, a large, wide butt. And as I gain weight, that area of my body is the first to grow and grow and grow. I once didn't mind my hips until I realized they resulted in an equally wide butt.

2. The dropping number was certainly motivation, but so was the increased energy, the physical ease of activities, clothes shopping, etc. But each of those wore thin. The number eventually stops dropping, something else can zap your energy and physical comfort and you can only buy so many clothes. Eventually you need something else to keep you going.

4. I think I'm somewhere in between. I'm grateful for the things my body can do, but that's about where it stops.

5. I use to hate being tall, but now I enjoy it's benefits. I use to hate my big hips, but learned that it gives me definition so I don't look like a stick (when I'm thin.)

6. Smaller calfs so I could wear high boots or change my feet so it doesn't hurt to wear high heels. I love how they feel to wear, but absolutely can't wear them. But most of all I'd just rather change the way I think, because I know god's ways are best and by changing my thoughts it would bring me more in line with His ways and His thoughts.

Never mistake failure as final

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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10/17/11 12:32 P

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It's never the wrong week to ask those questions. They are for assessing and evaluating, not judging.


Never mistake failure as final

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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10/16/11 9:36 P

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*Did I overeat this week on any day? Yes
*Did I move more and exercise regularly? Yes
*Do I feel lighter that I did at this time last week? The same actually
*Did I eat in secret or out of anger or frustration? Yes
*Did I feel that, at any time, I ran to food instead of God? Yes
*Before I hopped on the scale, did I think I'd had a successful,God-pleasing week? No

I think overall I answered these questions pretty bad, this was the wrong week for me to answer them I guess, haha! I think they are very good and important questions to ask on a weekly basis. I think I am going to write them down and tape them up somewhere so that I can remember that I need to answer them at the end of the week and I want to be able to answer them well! :-) I also think I want to share them on a separate post on my blog for those who read it that might not be doing the study, I think they would be helpful to anyone. The questions are empowering!! :-)

I did write a blog for this chapter this week! It felt so good to finally get back to reading and writing my blog! Here it is:

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10/13/11 1:14 P

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I have not been doing very well, so I joined weight watchers. Since I am not only paying money to lose weight (can you believe it?), I am going to face to face meetings which I am finding very helpful. This book is very, very good, as is the support by the team. I seem to need more and that's why I chose WW. I hope with the spiritual progress and the meeting progress, I will find the right formula for me. I am not advocating this for anyone else - just for me.

I can do ALL things through Christ whom strengthens me.


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10/9/11 7:55 P

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These questions really made me assess my progress, and I know I ca
Do better but I know I am making peace with the realities of my
Own body.

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10/8/11 9:18 A

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Karen made practical her efforts to redefine progress by asking herself the questions listed below. As you review each question and reflect back on your eating over the past week, how would you assess your progress? Are there other questions you would like to add to the list?

*Did I overeat this week on any day?
*Did I move more and exercise regularly?
*Do I feel lighter that I did at this time last week?
*Did I eat in secret or out of anger or frustration?
*Did I feel that, at any time, I ran to food instead of God?
*Before I hopped on the scale, did I think I'd had a successful,God-pleasing week?

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